Photos: Liverpool train in the ‘Big House’ ahead of friendly vs. Man United

27 July 2018

Liverpool arrived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Friday, ahead of their pre-season friendly against Man United on Saturday.


The high-profile warm-up game against the Reds’ major rivals will take place at the 107,000-capacity Michigan Stadium, known as ‘the Big House’. Although, a full capacity is not expected, with tickets still available.

ANN ARBOR, USA - Friday, July 27, 2018: A general view of the Big House before a preseason International Champions Cup match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at the Michigan Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp held his pre-match press conference at the stadium – the second biggest in the world – before leading a training session on the pitch.

ANN ARBOR, USA - Friday, July 27, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a pre-match press conference ahead of the preseason International Champions Cup match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at the Michigan Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Xherdan Shaqiri is in line to make his first appearance as a Liverpool player in the match, with the Swiss attacker expected to make a late sub showing.

ANN ARBOR, USA - Friday, July 27, 2018: Liverpool's new signing Xherdan Shaqiri during a training session ahead of the preseason International Champions Cup match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at the Michigan Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The session itself was a relatively basic recovery session, with a little tactical work at the end – followed by a crossbar challenge game for some fun.

ANN ARBOR, USA - Friday, July 27, 2018: Liverpool's Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' during a training session ahead of the preseason International Champions Cup match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at the Michigan Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ANN ARBOR, USA - Friday, July 27, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session ahead of the preseason International Champions Cup match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at the Michigan Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Coach Pepijn Lijnders was, as ever, very vocal.

ANN ARBOR, USA - Friday, July 27, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp speaks to his players before a training session ahead of the preseason International Champions Cup match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at the Michigan Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Young ‘keeper Caomhin Kelleher, who impressed against Man City in the week as a sub, could start against Untied with Loris Karius ruled out through injury.

Kelleher and fellow stopper Kamil Grabara will play 45 minutes each.

ANN ARBOR, USA - Friday, July 27, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher during a training session ahead of the preseason International Champions Cup match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at the Michigan Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After training, the players and manager mixed with the fans who were lucky enough to be invited to the training.

ANN ARBOR, USA - Friday, July 27, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp takes a selfie with a supporter's iPhone after a training session ahead of the preseason International Champions Cup match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at the Michigan Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds will train again on Saturday ahead of the match, which kicks off at 10.05pm (UK time).

After the match, the squad will return to Merseyside shortly, before heading to Evian in southern France for a week-long training camp.

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